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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
, the department said that each medic and ambulance unit handles about two calls and the city has 21 paramedic engine companies that can respond with firefighters who are trained as permits -- paramedics. the engines can't transport patients and for, that they will have to wait for one of the city's basic ambulance units. last night on fox 5 news at 10, the chief tried to justify the decision. >> can you say definitively that you're not putting people's lives at risk here? >> i don't think tt we're putting the public at risk at all. mast -- as a matter of fact, i think we're going respond better during the day. we'll have more units on the street. >> reporter: fire department resources say the real power is manpower, short by up to 100 paramedics. one paramedic who spoke to fox 5 worried about what might happen. >> some -- hope and [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: they must be vetted by the d.c. council before changes are made and complicating matters, the two unions in the department are at odds over this plan. the union, which represents civilian paramedics who staffed the medic units, believe
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
then, how one city's plan to catch speeding drivers back fired. sue. >> and a nice bright day here. breezy and still very chilly. we have a pattern change that we're tacking about. we'll show you the latest with the nor'easter, too, and how much snow we have had up there. what is on tap for sports? >> the latest on the health of wizards guard john wall after a visit to the doctor and time lapse video on how to turn an aircraft player into a basketball court. and one area the redskins need to improve in and has nothing to do with talent or scheme. >> and if you have a story idea, there is the number and e- mail address.  . >>> speed cameras generating so much revenue n. bowie, people are slowing down and the result is that the city expects is to collect less this fiscal year compared to last. and that is 110,000 speeding tickets and this is dropping to fewer than 40,000 tickets. >>> in alexandrea, they asking for help to identify a couple of men who robbed the seven- eleven store last month. -- 7-eleven store last month. it shows the men enterring the store. the su
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
to -- the new york utility companies and recommend reforms. the new york city mayor michael bloomberg said seven new restoration centers will open in some of the hardest hit areas and will offer one-stop service providing everything from basic supplies to applications for state and federal assistance. the victims will have access to nyc rapid repairs, a new program sending teams of contractors and city inspectors to affected areas to quickly repair damaged homes. >> this program is crucial for home owners whose power can't be turned back on until certain repairs are made. >> reporter: staten island residents feeling neglected by fema and the red cross taking relief operations into their own hands. setting up a shelter, clothing and food distribution center at a local catering hall. >> we went full force into turning this into what the people needed and to lose hot meals. >> reporter: the effort is an island-based operation with neighbor helping neighbor. on staten island, molly line, fox news. >> and tomorrow, president obama will visit the areas of new york hardest hit by the storm. and the pre
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
,000 in repairs. city inspector's audit found the boat capable of rescue operations. needs to be brought up to code. it is a sign of changing times in america. more women than men have driver's licens. looked at gender trend between 95 and 2010. fewer men are getting a driver's license. 25 and 29 with a driver's license dropped. the share of women fell by half that amount. shoppers, rev your engines. black friday starting on thursday this year. plus, how you can recycle old christmas lights. >>> and new changes coming to facebook. a huge gangnam style flash mob. the dance move has become very popular.  [ dollar ] tt's me. l50858544p. but i'm not just a number. i have a purpose. a higher purpose. [ muffled ] have some respect! not good. oh, man. hello? mm, no! finally -- the buck stops here. [ male announcer ] mcdonald's new hot'n spicy mcchicken. tender, juicy chicken with a crispy, spicy coating. at only a dollar, it's spicy, not pricey. but only for a limited time. >>> leaving family dinner to go shopping. trading in old christmas lights for new ones. and i
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
of the city. there could be more arrests. >>> a big story, the investigation into the deadly consulate attack in libya. he lied and that is how they started off a many of them shouting. >> reporter: both sides agreed that ben ghazi was a tragedy and they want to get to the bottom of it. from there, this hearing split into stark party lines. republicans say the white house is engaged in a coverup and democrats say the gop is trying to score political points to embarrass the president. >> the committee will come to order. >> reporter: republicans on the house foreign affairs committee taking aim at the white house over ben ghazi. >> it's time to fess up. >> i think we need to have a real honest explanation. >> someone forgot to circle the calendar on 9/11. >> reporter: in the two months since four americans included chris stevens were killed, republicans say that that is still not clear why more security officers were not stationed at the u.s. consulate. >> there were not three even. there is supposed to be five. the unwritten rule there were three but there was one there. only one and that is
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
a three day weekend out of it because sunday is veteran's day. 68 degrees for the city but some low 70s will be around. so that will feel fantastic get the porch ready. you can do some porch sitting part of the day sunday for sure. dulles today was 57. that's below average. average is 61 degrees. tonight we already find some temperatures down into the 40s here at 6:00. 48 in frederick. 47 for baltimore. here in the district 53 degrees. you will definitely notice that chill tonight if you are going to be heading out. a lot of chill across the rests northeast. new york is in recovery mode now. temperature of 49 degrees. the weather is going to improve for them, too, as it's mostly sunny skies across the mid-atlantic. now that the sun is down, clear skies. our next storm system way out in the west. they are getting blizzard conditions across parts of montana and they are going to notice that in wyoming as well. it's mostly high pressure in charge. that's all the clear skies we have. we will eventually get some of that rain but it's going to take to monday or tuesday night to get here. we w
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